Saint Petersburg, Russia
Natalia, 39
Researcher and Photojournalist
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ask Natalia about

museums desserts café parks monuments cocktail bars rooftop bar

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Well, I don't watch TV, in fact I don't even own a TV set, though I like watching series and here are my all-time favorites: Friends, Downton Abbey, Dix Pour Cent (French)

Name some spots in Saint Petersburg that are good for a Tinder date.

Terminal Bar, Coffeeshop Company, any place on Rubinshteina street

Who’s your hero and where in Saint Petersburg would you take them out for a serious hang?

Stephen Fry. I'd show him so many places in St Pit! Cool bookstores, coffee spots and Solaris rooftop terrace.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Mostly while travelling in Europe :)

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Non-existant. Every part is worth discovering

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Just sit in the park all day long with a friend and a book.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Saint Petersburg and where did you get it?

I'm afraid I'm really boring concerning food, a healthy eater mostly. Except for chocolate.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Saint Petersburg that you particularly like?

The house of three Benois

Where can you get the best cocktail in Saint Petersburg? Which one do you like?

Big Liver Bar! Brichmulla cocktail - yumm

What are the Saint Petersburg spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Peter and Paul Fortress, Peter the Great's cabin, Russian museum, a rooftop bar, and a well-yard

Tomorrow’s your last day in Saint Petersburg. How do you spend it?

Museums! And then drinking wine and eating khachapuri with my friends in a Georgian restaurant. That is if I'm not leaving for Georgia :)

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